Sandy Sorlien

August 3, 2000 - September 2, 2000

Imagining Antarctica
Image © Sandy Sorlien

Imagining Antarctica
Image © Sandy Sorlien

Imagining Antarctica
Image © Sandy Sorlien

Imagining Antarctica
Image © Sandy Sorlien

Sandy Sorlien

“Imagining Antarctica.” When Sorlien’s grant from the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers Program to photograph landscapes in Antarctica was rejected, she decided to take photographs at home in the Northeastern United States of places that she imagined looked like Antarctica. The shooting was done during the historically severe winter of 1996 and subsequent summers. The result is a stunning collection of snow and ice-filled images that bring the viewer into Sorlien’s vision of Antarctica. Using a plastic toy Holgas camera, Sorlien creates a world that is both voyeuristic, isolated, and mysterious.